National Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day

Source: www.offgridweb.com

11 January is National Learn Your Name In Morse Code Day.

Morse code was invented by three people, Samuel FB Morse, physicist Joseph Henry and Alfred Vail. They wanted to create a mode of communication that could transmit information via electric telegraph, but the only way this could be done, was through electric impulses. After a lot of thought and experiments, they came up with a code they called the Morse code, which was intended to be a lot more efficient than what it actually became at the time. In 1841 a system was developed that would have allowed for Morse code to be translated directly into letters at the receiving end, but, oddly enough, it never caught on.

National Learn Your Name in Morse Code Day was created by someone only known as Brownielocks in an attempt to revitalise the love and recognition of this fading communication method, which he felt was very important to pass on so that it doesn’t disappear.

To celebrate today, learn how to send your name in Morse code. It can serve as an excellent way to reintroduce yourself to the language and help add it to the number of ways you can share information with family and friends. You can even share information over a great distance by using nothing more than a mirror, flashlight or any device that can make sounds of varying duration, mimicking the long and short pulses of the Morse code alphabet.

The value of having one more piece of communication in your tool kit should never be underestimated. This day can be used to broaden your linguistic horizons, as we would never have been here without it.

Use #NationalLearnYourMorseCodeDay to post on social media.

Do you perhaps have more information pertaining to this story? Email us at roodepoortrecord@caxton.co.za (remember to include your contact details) or phone us on 011 955 1130.

For free daily local news on the West Rand, also visit our sister newspaper websites Randfontein HeraldKrugersdorp News and Get It Joburg West Magazine

Remember to visit our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages to let your voice be heard

  AUTHOR
Adéle Bloem
Journalist

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

randfontein_2014_smallkrugersdorpnews_2014_smallgetitlooklocal.co.zaAutodealer.co.za
Top
Next Story
Hartseer tyd vir Snyman-gesin

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

SUBSCRIBE
to our free NEWSLETTER
!
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.




SELECT your titles:

Bedfordview Edenvale News
Kempton Express


Your details:


Your friends:

I didn't sign up for this
I'd like to see and read more... (Please indicate in comments section below)
I'm relocating (Please indicate where to)
Other